Category: Pet Care Blog

Informative articles with your pet’s health and well-being in mind

Easter Pet Poisons

Lilies and Cats   Every part of the Easter lily plant is poisonous: the petals, the leaves, the stem and even the pollen. Cats need only ingest one or two leaves, or even a small amount of pollen while grooming their fur, and they can suffer severe kidney failure.  Thankfully, lily poisoning does not occur… Read more »

March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month

What You Don’t Know Can Kill Them As professional pet sitters and dog walkers, we are aware that there are many common household items or foods that can be fatal to dogs and cats.  Since the month of March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month, here are the Top 10 Pet Poisons for dogs and… Read more »

Nutri-Vet Dog Food Recalls

Nutri-Vet Nutri-Vet, LLC. of Boise, ID is voluntarily recalling its Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for Salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having… Read more »

Finding the Purr-fect Litter for your Cat

So Many Choices, So Much Confusion Remember the days when there was just one kind of cat litter to choose from?  Then came clumping (amen), and now you’ve got biodegradable, crystals and hard pellet systems to choose from.  Since the cat sitters at Walk and Wag have a considerable amount of cat clients, we get… Read more »

The Benefits of Playtime for Dogs and Cats

What Benefits do Pets Get from Play? The answer to this is direct and simple: what benefits don’t they get? Play plays a main role in your pet’s physical, mental, social and emotional development. In fact, when young, play is practice for life. Did you know kittens stalking and pouncing on toy mice are learning… Read more »